Forfeits

The most damaging thing to an IM program is forfeits. The team or individual who forfeits deprives the opponent the opportunity to compete.The IM department is disturbed when play space is reserved and officials hired only to stand idle. Everyone is demoralized by forfeits.
Your registration and Acknowledgement of Risk and Release of Liability form is a contract with the IM Office to the effect that if we schedule you for competition, you will be there. Please honor that contract.

 

  1. Game time is forfeit time. The minimum amount of players must be
    dressed and ready to play or a 1 point per minute/or a time penalty will be
    assessed to that team. After 15 minutes the game/match is forfeited.
  2. Any team that forfeits more than 3 games/matches may be dropped from
    the intramural schedule.
  3. Teams which anticipate a hardship in fielding a team on a consistent basis
    should check with the IM department as soon as possible for immediate team restructure.
  4. A team shall forfeit any contests in which it used an ineligible player,
    including inactive wait list players, or a player who participates under an
    assumed name.

 

 

Postponements

The Intramural Director may at his/her discretion postpone events. Postponed contests will,when possible, be rescheduled. A scheduled contest may be postponed by the contestants for special reasons, if the request is made at least 24 hours in advance of the contest and there is unanimous agreement between both team captains and the Intramural Director. All postponements of this nature must be rescheduled and played within the time framework of the original tournament or league schedule.

 

Protests

All protests must be filed immediately after the incident. Only rule misinterpretations can be protested during the course of the game. Eligibility protests must be made prior to the start of a contest.

  1. All protests will be first dealt with by the on site IM supervisor present at the
    contest.
  2. If you disagree with the on-site decision, you may appeal the decision in writing to the Intramural Director within 24 hours.

 

 

Unsportsmanlike Conduct

In order to encourage proper conduct during games, officials, supervisors, and administrative personnel shall make decisions on whether to warn, penalize, or eject players or teams for poor sportsmanship.These decisions are final. The following are considered to be evidence of poor sportsmanship: Profanity, striking or shoving an opponent or official, arguing with officials concerning judgement calls, derogatory and abusive remarks, any action with intent to physically harm another, any action which shows disregard for the rules or policies of the Intramural Department, unnecessary delay of game, participating under a false name, or any other violations of the Student Code of Conduct. The Intramural Director reserves the right to give official warning to participants against improper behavior or to suspend them from participation.

Students serving as officials, scorers, timers, and supervisors provide a valuable service. Remember that without them, there would be no program. Under no circumstances should these students be verbally abused or physically threatened. Persons involved in such actions will be suspended from further play and subject to additional disciplinary action.

 

 

Disqualification/Ejection

Fighting, intentional injury or roughing. If a player is ejected from a game, they are subject to a disciplinary action from the IM Director before they can participate in any intramural activity.

 

 

Playoffs

For all regular IM co-ed team sports, round robin, single elimination, or
double elimination tournament(s) will be held near the end of the semester to
determine the champions.
 

Awards

The most significant awards for active participation and success in the Intramural Sports Programs are not material. However, to provide participants with a tangible remembrance, specially designed awards are given to the individual, or team champions in each intramural sport. Awards to be presented in the various tournaments may include t-shirts or other awards offered by the department.